This Just May be the Coolest Way I’ve Ever Seen Ketones Explained

If you have diabetes, you might already be familiar with what a ketone is, but just in case: ketones are a byproduct of the process wherein the body breaks down fat for energy when it cannot properly convert glucose into energy.

A build up of ketones, which cause your blood to be acidic, can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. DKA is a serious, and potentially fatal condition. Unfortunately, because so many people are unaware of what the symptoms of DKA look like, these episodes are also a very common way for people to discover they have diabetes.

YouTube sensation and make-up artist extraordinaire, Alexys “Lex” Fleming, has turned her attention to this!

She has a very different way of showing her support for Diabetes Awareness Month. A type 1 diabetic herself, Lex went ahead and turned herself into a ketone to show just how important it is to understand what causes DKA.

Like her look? She’ll show you how you can turn yourself into a ketone too!

Check out this awesome video, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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